Dianne Honore; photograph by Cedric Ellsworth, NOLA Vieux Photography

Dianne Honoré; photograph by Cedric Ellsworth, NOLA Vieux Photography

January 30, 2018

6–7 p.m.

Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

Admission is free, and reservations are encouraged. To register, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held until five minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

Dianne Honoré, founder of the Black Storyville Baby Dolls, will present a lecture on the history and culture of the New Orleans Baby Dolls tradition at THNOC on Tuesday, January 30. Honore’s group continues a masking tradition started in about 1912 in Black Storyville, an unofficial area just outside of the city’s infamous, legal red-light district. Her presentation will include on-site examples of Baby Dolls costumes.

Admission is free, and reservations are encouraged. To register, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662. If you registered for the original date, please email or call to confirm your reservation. Reservations will be held until five minutes prior to the beginning of the event, at which time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.